Cancer fraud Belle Gibson lay violently shaking on the floor faking a seizure for 40 minutes at her son’s birthday party to convince people she had cancer, a new book claims.
Guests at the 2014 birthday party, including small children, were forced to watch on as the 29-year-old carried out the violent display.
The claims have been revealed in a new book, The Woman Who Fooled The World, which is due out tomorrow.
“As she lay on the ground, Gibson started shaking,” friends at the party recalled.
“At first, no one knew what was happening. Then she started convulsing.
“One guest pulled out her mobile phone, primed to call an ambulance. Then the seizure stopped. Someone said Gibson didn’t like getting hospitals involved.
“People were stroking her forehead, reassuring her, ‘It’s OK now, it’s over.’”
Children at the party, including Gibson’s son, watched on during her act.
“It looked real. I believed it was real. And I was mortified. I cried driving all the way home… I actually don’t know how I got home,” one of the party guests revealed for the book.
Hours after the party, Gibson posted an update on Facebook blaming “brain cancer” for the seizure.
Two weeks after the fake seizure, she took to Instagram to tell her followers doctors had found a third and fourth cancer.
“I have cancer in my blood, spleen, brain, uterus, and liver. I am hurting,” she wrote.
The fraudster received heartfelt sympathy from friends, family and her large group of supporters online.
But it was months later that people started to question Gibson’s claims, with many saying her lifestyle didn’t seem to reflect the deteriorating health she reported.
It was later revealed her cancer diagnosis was all an act.
In September, Gibson was fined by the Federal Court $410,000 for her lies.
Gibson claimed she healed herself with natural remedies and lied to well-meaning consumers that she would donate money from her Whole Pantry app and book sales to charities.
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